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Green house
BBC News reported

A scientist is to spend 48 hours sealed inside an airtight chamber, surviving on oxygen produced by plants alone.

Iain Stewart, a geoscience professor at the Plymouth University, will carry out the experiment at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The experiment, which he said was a first for a human, is for a new BBC Two series, How Plants Made The World.

The aim is to demonstrate the importance of plants to human survival as the "lungs of the planet".

Prof Stewart said: "This experiment has never been done before with a human - it seems a fascinating challenge to see if plants really could keep a person alive.

"I cannot think of a more powerful way of driving home to the viewer the importance of photosynthesis."

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